Monday, April 8, 2013

um...what blossoms?

I thought we were getting a head start when we left the house at 8:45 yesterday to go downtown to see the cherry blossoms.

Nope. Not even close.

Once we hit Constitution Ave, we were greeted with closed roads and a bunch of runners...which we later found out that there was a running event going on.

So...we got stuck in slow-moving traffic, while Anna made comments like, "There are many people who want to be here today" and "Why don't we just park here?" (Becauase there were no space available) Anyway, forty-five minutes after we left the house, we finally parked and walked to the Tidal Basin.

Then we saw this.
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Let me zoom in.
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Yeah...what 70% peak bloom?

Oh, and it was very WINDY. Despite the fact that temperature was supposed to be in the 60s, it felt nothing like it. Here is a photo we took in a hurry to say that we were there.
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We actually went there with family so while the others decided to walk around the Tidal Basin regardless, we headed in a different direction with my sis-in-law. We sat in front of the Washington Monument for a while because it seemed less windy and Will wanted to walk.
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The best time the kids had was probably at this pond where they threw pebbles.
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I predict that later this week and this weekend, all the flowers will be in bloom, but I doubt we will be heading back. Hubs would seriously kill me. :)

To see what the it looks like when the trees are fluffy pink, see this post.

7 comments:

  1. I think all the trees seem to be late this year - or perhaps it is just Easter being so early that messes up the "inner calendar"?

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    1. Nope, I think you are right. Even the daffodils
      in my front yard are late this year. Strange since I thought we had a rather mild winter.

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  2. Things are looking to be much better this weekend. Even if there are no blossoms, at least we won't be freezing our tails off.

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    1. I already told Anna that we will go to the flower park this weekend. She can bring her own camera.

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  3. Hiyee! Tks for finding me through Sandy a la Mode! You look like a fun family and can't wait to follow more of your adventures!! I know, I was disappointed by the lack of blooms too, but at least we made it and parked for free on Ohio Dr ;). Yea. Score. We only live like 40 min from DC, so we are willing to make another drive. How far do you live from DC? Nice to meet you, Joyce!

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    1. Nice to meet you too! I have actually been sneakily following you for a couple of weeks now. We are in Tysons Corner so about 15-20 minutes with no traffic. I am also looking forward in following you because you already gave me a few ideas on where to take my kids!

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    2. Sneaky sneaky ;). Thanks for making your presence known, haha. My sis used to live near Tysons Corner. Gotta love shopping there tho traffic sucks!

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